New Position Seeks to Diversify and Strengthen the 127-year-old Charity
To help strengthen and diversify its efforts and better meet the needs of local children and families, the 127-year-old Lehigh Valley-based nonprofit KidsPeace has named Michael Slack executive vice president for marketing and development, a new position overseeing new program development, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and contracting.
"In changing times, service organizations must also change," said William Isemann, president and CEO of KidsPeace. "Michael has already played a significant role in helping KidsPeace evolve to match the changing needs of children and those who refer children today."
Over the past year, KidsPeace has created new programs to meet the rising demand for therapeutic foster care, autism and community-based services, creating a broader base of offerings for kids and families facing crises.
"My goal is to continue to strengthen and diversify the services KidsPeace offers, while responding to the needs of the local community," Slack said.
Mr. Slack has been with KidsPeace for eight years, most recently as vice president for marketing and business development. Before joining KidsPeace, Michael served as Director of Business Development for Genesis Health Ventures, a national for-profit provider of elder care services. Slack holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from Temple University and lives in Lehigh County with his wife and two children.
KidsPeace is a 127-year-old children's charity dedicated to giving hope, help and healing to children facing crisis. Founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, KidsPeace directly helps thousands of children each year with life-saving treatment and millions more through prevention and awareness campaigns. KidsPeace was named "The Outstanding Organization" of its kind in the country by the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, was recently awarded a Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission, and was called "a prototype of what we need for all children everywhere" by the late, nationally renowned child and family expert, Dr. Lee Salk.
Contact - Sharon McCarthy, Director of Public Relations at 610-799-7797 (desk) or 484-788-9842 (cell) or 800-25-PEACE or E-mail Sharon.Mccarthy@kidspeace.org.